In this clever read-aloud with great illustrations, a watermelon-loving crocodile discovers, to his great dismay, that he has swallowed a seed. From there, his imagination (and old crocodile-wives' tales) take over. Here's a knowing picture book for anyone who has ever swallowed a seed of any kind -- and that's everyone, right? A 2016 Illinois Monarch Children's Choice Award nominee.
Hyperion Books, 2013 (illustrated by author)
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!